Originally Posted by goober
I am actually surprised that people are disagreeing with her pro. How many of us have the luxury to have a teaching pro watch a match of ours that counts and then critique us?
If I were to start a beginner on tennis, I would have them work on strokes, serves volleys, ect. until they have reasonable technique and only play out practice points. Only when they have reasonable technique start playing real matches. Of course that would be an ideal situation, most people don't have the patience to wait that long!
Based on the skill level I would agree. I wish I had the luxury of having a teaching pro watch. maybe I would get better. Once the person has reasonable technique and starts playing matches, you play to your strength and your opponents weaknesses.